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Photos and podcast: Barrie Keeffe discusses “unacceptable”, still timely Barbarians

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Regular readers of this blog will know that, a few weeks ago, I was blown away by Tooting Arts Club’s revival of Barbarians, Barrie Keeffe‘s 1977 modern classic about disaffected London youth. So much so that I practically begged the producer Rachel Edwards to let me come back and chair a post-show discussion on the play […]

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This is England: Barbarians tap into anti-austerity rage

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I’m not the only theatre person who was focused on the Conservative Party Conference last week. Though she may not have anticipated quite the extent of the spitting, pig mask wearing protests outside the gates of the “Tory scum” meetings, Tooting Arts Club producer did intentionally time the opening of her Tooting Arts Club revival […]

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NEWS: Tooting Arts follows Sweeney with Barbarians at former Central Saint Martin’s

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Tooting Arts Club will revive their own production of Barbarians by Barrie Keeffe at the former Central Saint Martins School of Art building in Soho. The temporary venue is being launched in collaboration with Emily Dobbs of Jagged Fence Theatre. Previews start on Tuesday 29 September 2015, with press performances on Saturday 3, Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 October. A …

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Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd pie shop

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Last year, Tooting Arts Club’s site-specific Sweeney Todd – staged in Harrington’s, one of London’s oldest pie shops – topped myriad critics ‘best of #theatre2014’ lists. And, with its new iteration bringing it to a (slightly) wider audience, I reckon it’ll top many more best of lists for #theatre2015 – including mine. “For any community […]